The Gabba Gallery held an opening ceremony for their BritWeek show titled “Royal Curation” last Saturday. Four rooms curated by different LA Art Stars. Jim Daichendt, Mat Gleason, Isabel Rojas-Williams, and Cindy Schwarzstein each curated. Britweek is a communal art event showcasing LA artists who are either influenced by or are themselves a part of the British culture. The set pieces range from indulgences in music to pop culture and folklore.
The show features artists like Dr Paul Koudounaris (kitty piece), Lisa Derrick (architect), and Robbie Conal. Special kudos to Teal Hathaway for his Sex Pistols piece that just knocked my eyes out. Brit Week continues through May 16th.
BrittWeek and Cartwheel Art are joining together to create a BritWeek Urban Art Tour which will run on May 7th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Passengers will venture out to meet artists influenced by UK culture, including stops at LA’s Shepard Fairey’s subliminal project gallery, and The Gabba Gallery, and the downtown arts district. Murals, graffiti and other forms of self-expression will be part of the tour. Participants will explore murals in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, DTLA at Indian Alley, Echo Park at Subliminal Projects, and Animal Alley. Steve Grody, author of Graffiti LA, willbe speaking of the various fonts and movements of graffiti art. We have also heard rumors of snacks.
Saturday May 7th (6:00pm-9:00pm): Cartwheel Art Magazine x The Gabba Gallery BritWeek Reception. British influenced music, snacks and beverages. More TBA.